Through the encounter with the bible salesman, what does Hulga learn about herself and other people?

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In "Good Country People," Hulga learns that despite her belief in her own worldliness and sophistication, she is naive about evil. She takes Manley Pointer for one of the "good country people" he says he is when he presents himself as an earnest traveling Bible salesman with a naive belief in Jesus. She accepts it when he says he has an unspecified ailment that means he might die young. She never questions his facade and assumes she is superior to him. Before they go out on a date of sorts the next day, Hulga

imagined that she seduced him. She imagined that the two of them walked on the place until they came to the storage barn beyond the two back fields and there, she imagined, that things came to such a pass that she very easily seduced him and that then, of course, she had to reckon with his remorse. True genius can get an idea across even to an inferior mind. She imagined that she took his remorse in hand and changed it into a deeper understanding of life. She took all his shame...

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